Food 4 Thought Ministries, Updated

Our evangelism and Missions theme song

Helping Those to Help Themselves
Helping Those to Help Themselves
Fire destroys apartments
Fire destroys apartments
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#2 fire pic

Food 4 Thought Ministries

Food 4 thought Ministries was started by my wife and I from our love of cooking. A few years ago we started catering parties but knew we wanted to do more. We cooked meals once a month for college kids coming to serve in our church during the school year. It was such a pleasure to give these students a nice home cooked meal and see the joy in their faces. Seeing such an appreciation for what we gave these kids we knew we had to do more.

Pastor's Suggestion

Praying about it and hoping there would be a need to keep feeding people our pastor approached us with a question. He wanted to know if we were interested in feeding children during the summer. He explained how the church along with social services had fed these kids the summer before we had joined the church. Social services no longer has the funding to do it this year and he did not want this special time to be passed up. He recognized our talents and asked if we were willing to put them to use. This floored us our prayers were answered. This was the beginning of our ministry, Food 4 Thought Ministries.

Name for Ministry

We decided this being the answered prayer we needed a name. Soon one day as I was at work my wife called and said she had a name, Food 4 Thought Ministries. We thought about it and decided this was a good name since we will be feeding children and doing a ministry for the needy in the low income apartment complex. We thank our nephew Chris who through his awesome talent designed our logo. It was time to get going.

First Project

Shortly after announcing to the church that Food 4 Thought is the churches first mission to support we were called to duty. April 16 a fire destroyed some of the very apartments we will be in feeding the children. Eight families were forced to leave the units they lived in and settle for a different apartment. Thankfully occupancy allowed them to stay in the complex and help settle a bit of the moving anxieties these young people faced. We spent an entire day helping five of those families move to their new apartments and sort through belongings to find what was keepable. Thankfully we were able to raise donations of clothes, blankets, kitchen needs and food for all the families and give them hope for their new start. We also ministered to them and helped them spiritually to get through this ordeal. We also were able to let them know that every Thursday through the summer we will be there to feed the children.

Second Start

Through our contact with the apartment complex we met the manager and let her know just what we do at Food 4 Thought. I also spoke with her and let her know I am an evangelist and wanted to start an open air ministry in the apartment complex. She was thrilled at the opportunity for us to come in and preach to the residents from out in the courtyards. Another answered prayer! In our area of Ohio open air preaching meets opposition everywhere we go, not here, she is open to us and gave us her blessing. Through the acceptance of our open air ministry we developed our evangelism team; Isaiah Michael Ministries. I will expound more on this ministry in another hub.

Donations

My four car garage is full! I cannot put my truck into the garage anymore. We have been blessed enough to take in 2 stoves and refrigerators along with many clothes and household goods. We have taken in enough to fill our garage, what a blessing. Cash has been slower though we have received a decent amount of monetary gifts over the last several weeks. We have let people know they can donate on our website, www.ohiofoodministry.org

Thank You's

Praise and thank you to the AWESOME GOD we serve for opening our hearts to do HIS service. In anticipation and thought we also thank all who read our hub here for the prayers that will be offered up to the Lord God for the ministry He has given us.

Music

The song listed is Dallas Holm Hittin' The Road, this is one of our favorite songs and the message of it stirs our hearts, I hope everyone will listen to the message he gives in it and be blessed. God bless you all and please pray for our new ministry.

SECOND YEAR

We soon will be starting our second summer feeding the children at Bayberry Cove apartments. Resources have been flowing in except for the monetary needs. This is not as expensive as people would think but it still takes a good amount each week feeding 25 young people. With your simple donation we may feed each one that desires to come. We need Bibles to give these kids and with your help we would like to provide up to 30 Bibles this year. We had 3 little girls accept Christ last year and we hope to evangelize this entire community. How will you help? What will you do to ensure the needs of these children? Anything will help, $5.00 is not too little and if you are blessed enough to give more we greatly appreciate the donation. We plan to give the Bibles out as donated by each person contributing to the ministry of helping these little ones. Jesus said,"as ye have done it unto these little ones ye have done it unto me." Help us serve Christ by serving His little children. All donations are secured through PayPal on our website, www.ohiofoodministry.org God bless and thank you.

SALVATION

Today, July 29,2010, Food 4 Thought Ministry was busy again feeding the children. We had 14 in attendance for lunch sharing love and food with them. As we were about to close we talked with some of the kids, at that point we had 3 little girls accept Christ as Saviour. Three of 14 saved! AMEN PRAISE GOD!

Comments 19 comments

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ALL4JESUS 6 years ago from USA

You are living and walking with Christ! Beautiful!

Blessings to you and your family!


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Loves To Read 6 years ago

May God bless you and your wife abundantly Michael as you show the true Christian Spirit that can only come from Christ Himself. Keep up the great work.


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Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

All4 and Lovesto thank you both for the comments I sure appreciate them God Bless you both


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djbraman 6 years ago

God bless you and the ministry, God is amazing how he opens doors. We say we want the poor in spirit and downtrodden to come into the church but Jesus said we must fill their needs and show them love before they can receive him. If people can't see Christ in us they won't care what we know. With the economy I hope to see more ministries like yours. I pray for the Lord to meet your every need, and to give you a building to put everything in.


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Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

dj thank you so much, your comment is actually one of our themes for our ministry, Jesus said,"Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled." We strive to fill or feed both physically and spiritually. I am so blessed to have so many Christian people on hubpages supporting us with such kind words, God bless!!!


exjwlaurie 6 years ago

What an incredible story Michael!

Our God certainly works in amazing ways! And I love the name, by the way!

I will pray for your beautiful Ministry to be powerfully used to bless many, many people in these difficult times!

And may God Bless you and your wife in your Christian work!


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Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

laurie thank you so much, it means a lot to us to get these kind of comments, may God continue to bless you and all who are on here doing HIS work


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Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

Michael God Bless my brother. This is very moving.

Dave.


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Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

Thank you Dave it is always good to hear from you


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Putz Ballard 6 years ago

Great hub and looks to be a wonderful ministry. Wishing you Godsped.


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Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

Thanks Putz we actually start preparing meals for kids in low income apartments on Thursday this week, can't wait to see some of them we have already met.


jenni sullivan 6 years ago

hey Mike how can I help??


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Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

Jenni, Tammy really needs someone to help her there over the next 2 Thursdays. She has a special lunch planned and needs help earlier than the other helpers can get there.


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fred allen 6 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

As I read this I couldn't help but examine myself. You are a living breathing example of a life given in service to the poor and downtrodden. I am humbled by your inspiring ministry. I am thankful for people like you whose faith is displayed by what you do. Thank you for this inspiration.


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DavePrice 6 years ago from Sugar Grove, Ill

What a blessing to read of ministry actually reaching into the community - I pray that others will be inspired by your testimony of service.


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Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

Dave thanks for the comment and being a new follower. I pray as I write people will be blessed by what they read.


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Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

Fred thanks so much your comments are always so good. I hope I can be an inspiration as I write here on the hubs. God bless you and yours.


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FSlovenec 4 years ago from San Francisco, CA

Praise God for your ministry and the impact of children accepting the Lord...God Bless You!


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Michael Adams1959 4 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

FSlovenec,

Thanks we work it so children are fed and pray it is physically as well as spiritually.

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